at the Ithaca PorchFest
John Cage, Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano, composed in 1948
The piano preparations (nuts and bolts between the strings) create unexpectedly inviting, gentle buzzes, bells, resonant gongs, extended piano sonorities.
209 East Jay St.
. . . and out of the piano come . . . delicate bells . . . expansive gongs . . . hi-hat cymbals . . . drums